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Overachievers, Witching Hour Covered in Newsletter

“When One Child Overachieves—and Others Don’t” and “Survival Strategies for the Witching Hour” are two of the stories that provide practical help in the Fall 2009 issue of the Parenting Press quarterly for professionals, “Parenting Education Practitioners Talk.” It’s available in PDF format for $5 at An annual subscription (four issues) is $10.

These stories may be reprinted or excerpted from in your parenting columns without charge if Parenting Press is credited and the URL appears.

The overachiever article quotes:

  • Haverford PA psychologist and parent educator Harriet Heath, author of Using Your Values to Raise Your Child to Be an Adult You Admire

  • Stillwater MN parent educator Jan Rossbach;

  • New York City psychologist Stacey Radin;

  • Santa Rosa CA educator Pat Wyman, author of Learning vs. Testing

  • Two Oakland residents, Ana-Marie Jones, executive director of the nonprofit Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters, and Helen F. Neville, parent educator, temperament specialist and author of Is This a Phase?

  • Matador TX extension agent Ryan Martin, who runs Motley County’s Youth and Development program for Texas AgriLife Extension Service

“Survival Strategies for the Witching Hour” was written by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, a Princeton NJ clinical psychologist, mother of four and author of What About Me? 12 Ways to Get Your Parents’ Attention (Without Hitting Your Sister), who also contributed, “Practical Ideas for Preventing and Overcoming Writer’s Block.”

Other features are:

  • an excerpt from “Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children and Consumer Culture” by Allison J. Pugh, a member of the sociology faculty at the University of Virginia;

  • a review of My Miserable, Lonely Lesbian Pregnancy, by Miami writer Andrea Askowitz; and

  • a review of F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America, 6th Ed. Created by the Trust for America’s Health, July 2009, it’s available free at (search for “How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America”).

For more information, contact, (800) 992-6657, Ext. 105.


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Last updated September 23, 2009